Saturday, 21 November 2020

Gold and Silver Trinket Tray


This is my newest creation; a trinket tray using the same technique of the thimble making.  This is a variation of the design of the thimble I posted before, but it appears quite differently because of the colors and the way I arranged them.

The design of the the previous thimble, “Blue Wave”, is actually the same as “Scales”, meaning fish, snakes, and dragons scales in Japanese, but changing the colours so that it appears as stripes.  This one has four stitching paths and I chose the darkest grey I have for all four so that it appears solid grey besides the last three rounds of stitches, for which I chose gold and silver threads with contrasting coloured silk threads.  

As you can see it appears like “Scales” or “Blue Wave” but in a single colour.

Here, all you can see is the diamonds in gold and silver.  The reason why it took me so long to finish this one is stitching four path in the same colour was no fun at all.  Using the different colours for each stitching paths gives you the satisfaction to see how much you progressed and/or anticipation how it will be once finished.  But not this one.  What I did was just filling the space with stitches.  When I finally thread the needle with the silver thread, then the gold, I cannot say how much fun I had, especially it changed the hue of grey when I added the silk threads along with the metal threads, then it changed once again with the last stitches in silver and gold.  It was amazing and I regretted that I did not take step by step photos to share with you.

I am considering reopening my shop at Etsy but am not sure because of the shipping options I can offer.  Japan Post does not give me much choice with so less air traffic due to Covid-19.  If you are interested in purchasing “Your First Silk Thimble Trial Kit” (and/or this trinket tray and previous thimbles for earrings, or any other thimbles/pin cushions posted before for that matter), please let me know by email.  You can find my email address in the profile section.  Please let me know which country you live so that I can check with the postal service to see what options we have.

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